First day of summer?

After the Spring Celebration a couple of weeks back, we're now in a period that was celebrated by my ancestors as the first day of summer... even though neither in Sweden nor here it feels very summery at this point! It's definitely clear that the seasons have turned and, apart a few southerly storms, it's... Continue Reading →

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Last workshops of the year

For the next five Wednesdays, I'll be running the Grow More Veges workshops. This week we did Perfect Compost, next week we'll explore Double Digging and soil health in general, then you can learn about how to Garden in Time & Space - how to arrange your beds and your plantings to maximise the use... Continue Reading →

Full moon October

Protecting young plants From my last few posts, and probably your own experience too, you gather the importance of good care for your young "babies" freshly planted out in the garden. Wellington weather in this season varies wildly, and a night of southerlies can check the growth for several days or even weeks. This coming... Continue Reading →

Pricking out and planting out

How is your garden looking now? Pretty bare, with young seedlings just establishing? Or still a jungle of last season's growth? Take it step by step and get new plants protected and well established. Leaving some old and tall plants around can help create a micro-climate the young seedlings appreciate, cutting the wind and the... Continue Reading →

First Quarter Moon, October

Whoosh! That's the sound of spring for me. Not just the speed at which growth suddenly bursts forth, but also the wind. Oh the welly winds... Luckily, my little haven is well protected but my previous garden really wasn't and I feel for all who have a windy garden. Wind breaks is essential, both using... Continue Reading →

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